Technology Blockchain as a decentralized database, it has many advantages and is already used in many projects today. It is immune to IT threats and the costs of processes are much lower than with traditional data storage and analysis technology.
There are already many institutions in the world using solutions based on Blockchain and more and more entrepreneurs want to invest in this technology, creating new research and development projects.
Blockchain in health care
Blockchain is implemented in the finance and insurance sectors, in industry, trade and in health care system.
This is because today's systems based on centralized IT platforms do not inspire confidence anymore. They are very sensitive to all kinds of failures, as well as vulnerable to cyber attacks. To ensure that there is a need for a large amount of resources and to maintain intermediaries who approve transactions and verify the origin and authenticity of the data.
Blockchain technology thus becomes a desirable alternative, as it enables the safe use of databases by all users with the same rights.
The industries that have large distributed databases are the public sector and health Service. With universal implementation e-records you will be able to collect the medical data of each patient on his "Personal account", which will be accessed by doctors of various specialties, pharmacists, laboratories, medical centers and insurance companies. Access to this data will be supervised by the patient himself, who will decide who, when and to what data he will have access to.
This will allow, for example, the doctor to get acquainted with the patient's disease history and select the appropriate therapy. So far, however, dispersed data collected in medical facilities are available only at the patient's request, in paper form and access to them takes time.
In addition, access to the results of treatment may have research centers, which may use medical data from more patients to correct treatment methods for the disease entities concerned. The scattering of data, which is taking place today, slows down the development of medicine and makes it difficult for doctors to decide on the rightness of using specific therapies.
The use of electronic medical documentation based on Blockchain is transparent and secure, but carries with it some challenges requiring legal regulations related to, for example, GDPR. As long as there is at least one block in the Blockchain system, the patient's data will be available on the network, although he himself has the right to "be forgotten".